These are skills I’ve picked up over 20+ years of programming, hacking, and running businesses since high school:

  • Excellent at Ruby, JS, HTML, CSS
    • Writing Ruby and using Ruby on Rails since 2010
    • Writing JS since 2003
    • Writing HTML since 1998
  • Well-versed in React. It’s my JS library of choice for UI development.
  • Worked extensively in JS MVC-like tools such as Backbone and Angular
  • Enjoy working in any language. Previous languages include Go, Python, Clojure, TypeScript, PHP, Perl
  • Completely comfortable with Linux/Unix sysadmin tasks
  • Used *nix tools regularly since 2001
  • Daily development environment is macOS, also comfortable in Linux
  • Very comfortable in shell scripting, automation
  • Well-versed in modern dev-ops tools and methodology, including:
    • AWS, GCP, Heroku
    • Docker tooling and Kubernetes
    • Terraform, Ansible, Bastion
  • Skilled at digging in when problems aren’t simple to Google
  • Very comfortable running teams, including junior-heavy teams, effectively
  • Accustomed to setting and meeting goals and KPIs
  • Experienced in facilitating healthy communication between leadership and team
  • Well-versed in mentoring, engineering culture, and education
  • Highly proficient at careful code review, maintaining high test coverage percentages, and keeping master branches imminently - deployable
  • Very familiar with continuous integration/delivery
  • Experienced in hiring and retaining developers
  • Enjoy working on dev tooling and high quality documentation
  • Honest, hard-working, and a fast learner

Interests

These are things I enjoy but may not be good at:

  • Alternative Ruby implementations like Truffle Ruby
  • Esoteric programming languages
  • OpenGL
  • Ruby bindings to other languages
  • Pixel art and illustration
  • Japanese language(日本語も OK です!)
  • Gardening
  • Music